Visiting Assistant Professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz' sculptural practice involves the fabrication of confined space environments, which include scale shifts using architectural models blended into full–sized structures into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore. He views these immersive constructions as existing in an ambiguous juncture located somewhere between architecture, environment, installation, sculpture, and theatrical mise en scene. Sczerbaniewicz’ recent work investigates the concept of cognitive dissonance as articulated through an architectural lexicon. He is drawn to create works in which an unknown, sudden, violent event has rendered a space inert, transforming it from its original intended function into a hybrid and liminal zone.
Originally published at artdept.nd.edu.